How Your Insomnia is Affecting Your Oral Health

Tired young man feel pain eyestrain holding glasses rubbing dry irritated eyes fatigued from computer work, stressed man suffer from headache bad vision sight problem sit at home table using laptopWith hectic schedules and so much to do in a day, sometimes you are not able to get a full night’s rest to properly recharge. Indeed, a restless night and grogginess in the morning tend not to be a significant concern many people pay mind to, let alone believe it has anything to do with your oral health. What you may not know, however, is that it could be indicative of a bigger concern that may require custom treatment to remedy. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will look at the potential causes of your nighttime insomnia as well as how it can affect your health if you leave it untreated.

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Understanding How TMJ Affects You

woman with a toothacheMany oral concerns are quite noticeable when you experience them, such as cracking a tooth, enduring sensitivity, and fighting off infection. For other concerns such as an aching jaw or noticeable popping, however, the source of the concern as well as how serious it could be is not as readily or easily known. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will look at the potential causes of your jaw pain, including chronic teeth-grinding and the negative effects that can occur if you do not seek proper care.

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Treating Internal Tooth Decay

Transparent teeth. 3d renderings of endodontics inner structureAs one of the most common dental concerns that nearly everyone is familiar with, tooth decay can affect your oral health in a number of ways. For instance, it can cause the development of cavities, infect the interior regions of an oral structure, and even cause you to completely lose a tooth. While the latter example typically occurs in extreme circumstances, pay mind to the fact that if you do not have these concerns treated in an efficient manner, this will absolutely be the result. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will look at the process of treating decay when it begins to affect the interior of a structure, and what to look out for to avoid it.

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Conservatively Mending Blemishes with Bonding

Positive and joyful Afro American male with fine crop of hair bursting into laughing holding his hands on stomach can`t stopping laughing after hearing funny anecdote. Positive emotions and humourCracks and chips can occur at any given moment. From biting down a little too hard on a crunchy food item, to tripping and falling face-first onto the sidewalk and everything in-between, our teeth endure a significant amount of wear and tear. While teeth are one of the strongest parts of the human body, they can only retain their strength with routine care. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will look at the benefits of restring your gorgeous grin with the help of dental bonding and contouring.

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Is It Time For Your Little One’s Checkup?

Woman and her son with toothbrush on blurred backgroundIt is never too early to begin teaching excellent oral hygiene habits to your little ones, especially proper brushing and flossing. What’s more, the right combination of preventive care at home, maintaining a healthy diet, and attending routinely schedule dental visits can contribute to a lifelong smile and avoid the need for extensive treatment such as extraction or dental implants down the line.  Indeed, your dentist recommends a regular checkup at least once every six months, and the same can be said for tiny grins. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will explain the importance of attending regular dental visits and the impact it has on your child’s beautiful smile.

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Why Your Jaw Needs a Dental Implant

Mandibular Jaw, bone recession after losing molars teeth. Medically accurate dental 3D illustrationWhen it comes to dental care, maintaining a healthy smile is a priority for a number of individuals. What’s more, the notion of having a tooth extracted due to infection or other cause is nobody’s first choice, and a number of alternatives may be sought to prevent that from occurring. In some circumstances, however, removal may be the only step left in order to preserve your oral health. When you do have a structure removed, however, keep in mind that it is not the end of the journey. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will explain why it is important to have a missing tooth replaced and what happens to your function when you do not.

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What Periodontal Care Really Means

Woman with gum inflammation, closeupAttending routine preventive dental visits for some is not as simple as it is for others. In fact, fear or anxiety can often set in, causing patients to skip their regular visits. When this occurs, your risk for disease, infection, and more increase drastically, as you do not have a trained professional consistently monitoring the health of your smile. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will look at the dangers of skipping your dental visit and why it may warrant extra periodontal care.

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Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign®

Beautiful smiling Turkish woman is holding an invisalign bracer with vibrant colorsBeing satisfied with your smile is more than just keeping up with its oral health. In fact, a grin is often the first attribute one notices about a person, meaning proper maintenance and care is necessary to maintain a lifelong shine. Indeed, major structural concerns such as missing teeth can be addressed with restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures, but what can be done about crooked teeth without tampering with your structures drastically? In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will address the benefits of straightening your smile with Invisalign® aligners.

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Easing Dental Anxiety with Sedation

Closeup portrait terrified girl woman scared of needles, syringes, dentist visit siting in chair, opened mouth doesn't want dental procedure drilling tooth extraction isolated clinic office backgroundEven with routine preventive care, a number of concerns can still threaten the integrity of your smile. From cavities caused by decay to even total tooth loss, your dentist can help with a restorative procedure to help complete your grin once more. For many people, however, going to the dentist is a frightening thought, and often one that people choose to move forward with when their dental concern has advanced drastically past the point of a simple fix. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will address how we can help you overcome your dental anxiety with the use of sedation.

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Bridging the Gap Between Teeth

Dental bridge of 3 teeth over molar and premolar. Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatmentWhile there are a number of adults who are fortunate to maintain a lifelong smile, there is still a number that are not, often enduring structural loss. What’s more, once a tooth must be removed, your chances of losing other surrounding structures increases drastically, caused by factors such as decay, infection, and more. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist not only wants to address the concerns that arise from missing teeth but provides a solution that can complete your smile once again with the use of a dental bridge.

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